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Microplastics in the Tidal Freshwater Potomac

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dc.contributor.author Rhoades, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Han
dc.contributor.author Wigode, Evan
dc.contributor.author Sklarew, Daniel M.
dc.contributor.author Foster, Gregory D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-05T17:04:49Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-05T17:04:49Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Rhoades, B., Nguyen, H., Wigode, E., Sklarew, D., & Foster, G. (2019). Microplastics in the freshwater tidal Potomac. Presented at the Summer Celebration of Student Scholarship. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1920/11586
dc.description.abstract Microplastics (MPs) are pieces of plastic between 0.33mm and 5mm and represent a near ubiquitous type of pollution and have been found in almost all bodies of water sampled. MPs represent both an ecological and a public health threat, as vectors of toxic chemicals. Only one peer-reviewed paper quantifies the microplastics issue in the Chesapeake Bay region, with no published findings regarding microplastics in tidal freshwater Potomac River. Yonkos et al. (2015) considers population density of a watersheds in the Bay region as a factor influencing MP concentrations. This study investigates MPs in the Potomac River basin and the impact of land development on MP concentrations. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Patriot Green Fund Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research (OSCAR) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Freshwater Ecology en_US
dc.subject microplastics en_US
dc.title Microplastics in the Tidal Freshwater Potomac en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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